Kevin Sinfield hoping to see Rob Burrow at finish line

Kevin Sinfield

Former Leeds Rhinos halfback Kevin Sinfield hopes to be able to see former teammate Rob Burrow at the end of his latest challenge.

Sinfield has given himself 24 hours to run 101 miles between his current club Leicester Tigers and the Rhinos.

The 41-year-old has been a prominent fundraiser for the MND Association after former teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease back in 2019.

In 2020, he raised over £2.7 million when he ran seven marathons in seven days. This feat got him a mention in the 2021 Birthday Honours, when he got an OBE.

“Whether Rob is going to be good enough to be there on Tuesday, we’ll have to wait and see,” he said.

“If he is, I’ll be absolutely made up. If he’s not, I’ll understand. I’m sure there’ll be a couple of text messages en route where he’s laughing and taking the mickey out of us.

“But I absolutely know he will be with us every step of the way.”

Sinfield on the mental part of the challenge

Sinfield enjoyed a very decorated career as a player. He helped the Rhinos to seven Super League titles, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups.

Individually, Sinfield also won the Harry Sunderland Trophy two times, and the Lance Todd Trophy in 2005.

He believes his career helped him be mentally able to complete the challenges he has done so far.

Sinfield added:“I think my experiences in rugby as a player have given me the best prep for this mentally. But absolutely, we all have self-doubt.

“A lot of people don’t want to admit to it but we all have it and we all understand but what I would say is I’m determined to get it done and if I have to crawl, I will crawl.”

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